Sunday, July 12, 2015

Every picture tells a story

Don’t it?

Remember April 15th my weight was 230 pounds the day of the “talk” with my doctor.
Now this morning.

2015-07-12 10.31.29

That day after one coffee my blood sugar was 142. Now this morning sans my first taste of coffee.


I don’t remember my blood pressure but I am 100% sure it was higher that day. My pulse is a little higher
than my normal lately, I will show a picture below this one taken about 15 minutes after the exercise bike
riding the other day.


20150712_105409Wish it was this low all the time!

And now one of the keys to my success with the dieting process. Instead of loading up at Del Taco
with a breakfast burrito and an iced coffee at 0200 after my work finishes on my way home, I come
and eat a big tablespoon of this every night before bed washed down with about a third of a glass
of regular milk. No caffeine, just proteins and good fats, and milk sugars which are slow to spike
an insulin response. I don’t wake up hungry in the middle of the night and my acid reflux is a thing
of the past. I highly recommend this approach unless you have the allergy to the product.


Thanks for visiting, here is the inspiration for the title of this post.

It sure does.


P.S. Here is my breakfast this morning to give you an idea for help losing weight. One serving old style
Quaker Oats with no sweetener added, plain taste that grows on you and it fills you up. 150 calories.
2 hard boiled eggs with a dash of salt. 78 calories each. One cherry tomato. 3 calories. 309  total calories
plus about say 40 more for the little bit of honey added to my coffee, under 350 total. Now I will ride my
exercise bike for around 46 minutes or so and burn off around 340 of those. It is like getting a free mail
pass. Do that every day without adding more food to the other meals and you will lose weight, slowly but surely. Guaranteed.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Update on the health situation

As mentioned here in June(when I had lost about 20 pounds) I was
diagnosed by my doctor, “pre diabetic.” Meaning that if I didn’t change my
ways, the next diagnosis most likely would be full fledged diabetic, graduating
at some point to injectable insulin, ending my career as a professional driver.

Since then I have kept up with the exercise bike and with the diet change. I
have religiously taken the Metformin pills prescribed and as of this morning
weighed 200 2/10(meaning 30 pounds lost since my diagnosis) pounds. Unfortunately, it looks like I will miss my self made goal of reaching 199.xx pounds by tomorrow morning as I went with a friend to the Golden Corral Buffet today.


But I did try to burn some of those calories off when I got home with a 47 minute ride on the exercise bike, burning off 359 of them. But if I am to reach that goal and stay there, I guess I will have to not fall off the wagon as much in
the future.

20150626_085948Weigh in on the morning of 6/27/2015 and may be what I see tomorrow morning after pigging out today!

It has been 3 months since the blood work  was done that led to my diagnosis of being pre diabetic. I listened this time to “the talk” from my doctor, taking his words to heart. There are diabetics on both sides of my family tree and I have seen what this insidious disease can do.

I don’t want it to happen to me. My feet may not be pretty but they get the job done and I desire to keep them attached to my legs. I also realize now that those eye floaters and possible retinal issues with one eye might have been sugar related so a checkup for retina issues is again in order. Good thing that I am in the VA Healthcare system. That type of exam is expensive.

It is amazing how much more energy that I have, not hauling around those 30
pounds that I have lost. For some strange reason, I really feel that I can keep it off, as long as I lay off the sugar, especially that of the high fructose corn variety. Too bad it has been 100 out in the desert lately, I am itching to go visit the Hanging Tree again down the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve- see if he is still hanging around that dogleg in the trail.

This blog has been in hiatus for a long time and hopefully I will keep writing, but it may be a little different as I am starting to think that I might have something to offer to those who have weight and diabetic health issues. Perhaps I can find someway to help folks that are in need.

I will try.



Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Watch this beautiful short film

And see if you don’t feel like driving to Nevada for a visit.

This place is under threat from Congress.

I heard about this over at the Mojave Desert Blog. Here is the link. Note that if you are a Nevada
resident, there is a way that you can help. See the story there for details.

New Bill Would Gut Desert National Wildlife Refuge

My advice is to click on the Vimeo link inside the video above and you can watch it HD on a larger screen there.
Be prepared to be awed.

Here is the Fish and Wildlife official website to the range.Lots of good information here.